Obama push to expand Alaskan refuge

BBC: President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska's national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area. This would halt the possibility of fossil fuel exploration in the refuge's potentially oil-rich coastal plain. The proposal drew an angry response from top state-elected officials. Some 2.8 million hectares (7 million acres) of the refuge are managed as wilderness. The new plans would see a further 4.8 million hectares (12.3 million acres) hectares set aside. The......

Read Complete Article at Water Conserve: Water Conservation RSS News Feed

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply